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Volkswagen scandal tarnishes hard-won US reputation as green company

When Ashley Scarpa, a Lakeland, Florida, restaurateur and environmental volunteer, bought a Volkswagen Passat diesel last year she thought she was doing her bit for the planet. Now she feels like a jilted lover.<p>After revelations that VW gamed its emissions monitors to make 11m of its cars seem …

CSR

Plug-in hybrids a stop on the road to green

Hybrids come, hybrids go. Almost 20 years since Toyota spawned the first Prius, these gasoline-electric mongrels are far from being the dominant automotive life-form. Many hybrid nameplates have gone extinct.<p>And yet, with a dozen auto makers still offering more than 30 distinct models in Canada – …

Electric Vehicles

Death to diesel? Volkswagen, Tesla and the new clean car market

Over the last several years, the scope of clean — or at least clean-ish — cars on the market slowly but steadily has expanded.<p>Where eco-friendly cars …

Volkswagen lied. But Elon Musk is dead wrong about diesel cars

VW defrauded its customers by attempting to sell diesel as environmentally friendly under the EPA's ridiculous emissions rules. But that doesn't mean …